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Cool Baby Name Popularity Thingy

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NotQuiteCockney Sat 12-Feb-05 09:19:29

Have a look here . The stats are for Americans, but it's still fascinating. You click at the top and type in any name ...

purpleturtle Sat 12-Feb-05 09:25:00

That is fascinating! Although disillusioned to discover that my ds's 'unusual' name ranked 32 in America in 2003. What you get for choosing the name on an actor in ER, I suppose. NOT that we chose it for that reason, obviously.

Dd's name, on the other hand, hasn't ranked in the top 1000 ever.

lockets Sat 12-Feb-05 09:26:52

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lummox Sat 12-Feb-05 09:59:06

that link is fantastic

NotQuiteCockney Sat 12-Feb-05 20:15:55

These same numbers are available on the web somewhere. But it's nice seeing them in a visual form ...

DS1's name only appears in the 1900s, but DS2's is in for every decade. Never popular, though.

piffle Sat 12-Feb-05 21:02:19

cool link!!!!
dd is 506
ds is 162 although neither name is common
I am 432 and dh is 536 with what I would have thought were dead common names!!!
none of our middle names come up though!

mummygow Sat 12-Feb-05 21:19:09

dd's name went from 536 in the 1940's to 1 in the 1980's in 2003 it ranked 18!!

My name was most popular in the 1940's although here it was probably really pop when I was born 1976 - there was 3 of us in my class!!

WigWamBam Sat 12-Feb-05 21:40:08

The link doesn't work for me <pout>

pixiefish Sat 12-Feb-05 21:44:06

dd was 28th in the 80's . that surprised me as i thought it was rarer than that. 81st in 2003

Catbert Sat 12-Feb-05 22:17:44

DD1 has a name which apparently was ranked 11 in 1900s and remained very popular until the 1950's (down to 271) and has not appeared in the top 1000 since 1980!!!

DD2s name a tad more common it appears. Ranked 60 and has grown in popularity sharply since 1980s!

Seems my name has become extremely popular since 1990s! (21) and DHs name has always been a "common" name (8 - 17 between 60s and 70s!)

Excellent visual site!

stupidgirl Sat 12-Feb-05 22:23:32

CCall me dense but I can't work out where to type. Nothing happends when I click anywhere on the screen.

jabberwocky Sat 12-Feb-05 22:40:51

We worked so hard to pick an unusual name for ds and now it has been #2 here in the states for two years in a row!!! (he was born in 03)

expatinscotland Sat 12-Feb-05 22:47:43

Our dd has a Scottish name that no American has probably heard of thankfully. My dh was shocked to hear of all these 'Mackenzies' 'Jacksons' 'Madisons', etc. He was like, 'Those are surnames!'

Angeliz Sat 12-Feb-05 22:48:08

Top left Stupidgirl,

Type in a name and you'll see.

I have a name picked out for the new baby to be but it's shot up in the last 10 years! I thought it was quite unusual!!!

stupidgirl Sat 12-Feb-05 22:52:22

I can't get it to work

Angeliz Sat 12-Feb-05 22:54:49

Close the link.
Open it again and just type a name straight onto your keyboard.

sansouci Sat 12-Feb-05 22:57:01

me neither! and I'm not even stupid...

sansouci Sat 12-Feb-05 23:00:39

mmmm.. I just got an ad to buy the book. I think you need javascript. I guess I don't have it.

stupidgirl Sat 12-Feb-05 23:02:09

Still nothing. Am really living up to my name tonight

sansouci Sat 12-Feb-05 23:06:37

Aww, stupidgirl... you're not stupid, just like I'm not sans soucis (no worries).

Angeliz Sat 12-Feb-05 23:08:27


Am off to bed, hope you get it to work +

Night+

sansouci Sat 12-Feb-05 23:14:50

No worries, Angeliz! Sent the link to my sister. She's the one who really needs it & she'll be able to work it out. Then she can tell me about my kids' names.

redsky Sat 12-Feb-05 23:18:11

What a fascinating site!!

NotQuiteCockney Sun 13-Feb-05 06:49:30

Oh, sorry, it is Java, so if you don't have Java enabled or installed, it doesn't work.

bobbybob Sun 13-Feb-05 06:55:46

Me, my brother and my two cousins all have names which peaked in a little triangle in the 70s and 80s never to be seen again.

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